How to change the profession in 40
By the age of 40, a person often has time to make a career, his life becomes orderly and stable. But at the same time, justified reasons may also appear, forcing to radically change the profession. Such changes can push a deep dissatisfaction with this work, job cuts, as well as some personal reasons.
If you decide to change the profession in adulthood, try to follow some rules. First, do not make a decision under the influence of a negative moment. Have you quarreled with a colleague? Have you been deprived of prizes? No need to pointedly slam the door and go into the unknown. Keep your previous job until you develop a clear plan of action.
Formulate your desires. Well, if your skills and abilities allow you to move into a related profession or industry. For example, a manager can start a business, a musician can teach vocals, a military man can lead a security agency, an IT specialist can develop websites. Much more difficult if you want to drastically change the scope of activities. In this case, it is important to soberly assess your abilities, skills and strength.
Start preparing for a new profession. Learn, upgrade your skills, upgrade your skills. It is better to do this while you are still working in the old profession. Go to evening or Sunday retraining courses, trainings, engage in self-education.
Find an opportunity to practice a new profession. Having practical experience when looking for work in adulthood is taken for granted. If you do not want to shock new employers, take care of internship and at least work a little in the new profession.
Stop being afraid. If you are well prepared, you will be quite a competitive specialist, and you should not be afraid to leave your familiar place. Fear better than the fact that for the rest of your life you will do meaningless work and get meager wages.
Be inspired by a positive example of some famous personalities. The first book by Paolo Coelho was released when he was 41 years old. Christian Dior created his own fashion house at the age of 42. The housewife Susan Boyle at the age of 47 took part in the show “Britain has talents” and became one of the most sought-after and popular singers. Actress Catherine Justen, who won the prestigious Emmy Award for her role in the TV series “Desperate Housewives”, worked as a nurse for up to 60 years. She went to acting classes at the age of 42, and then received refusals for more than 10 years after failed tests.